Article 36: The Civil Government We believe that because of the depravity of the human race our good God has ordained kings, princes, and civil officers. He wants the world to be governed by laws and policies so that human lawlessness may be restrained and that everything may be conducted in good order among human beings. For that purpose he has placed the sword in the hands of the government, to punish evil people and protect the good. And being called in this manner to contribute to the advancement of a society that is pleasing to God, the civil rulers have the task, subject toRead More →

The Lords Supper This stands in contrast to the Roman Catholic Doctrine of transubstantiation which teaches the elements of bread and wine literally become the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ. The elements can only be transformed through an ordained Roman Catholic priest or “alter christus” which means “another Christ” — This is why in the Roman Catholic Churches the wafer is placed into a tabernacle and they will also kneel before it as they teach it is literally Jesus physically present. The Heidelberg was written in 1562 and is one of the 3 forms of unity that our church and many othersRead More →

The View(my view) – A true born again believer predestined to salvation cannot lose their salvation as Christ is the author and finisher of our faith. Hebrews 12:2 . This is not an arrogant position as it gives God ALL the glory for our salvation. “No one can lose their justification as God’s Word states having been justified we have peace with God Romans 5:1 through Christ. “ The challenge: “Please point me to any Christian who shared your view on this prior to the 15th century” (This guy just made it into the 15th century before he was burned at the stake as aRead More →